Jennifer Sutherland

Jennifer Sutherland is excited about her new role as director of health services for Critical Care and the Emergency Program of Care in NSHA’s Northern Zone. 

Having been a registered nurse since 1998, Jennifer returned to school in 2008 to study critical care nursing. She then began working full time as an emergency nurse, all while raising her children. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University in 2012 and then joined the management team, managing the intensive care unit and emergency department at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital in New Glasgow.
Now as director, Jennifer says, “We should all receive the same care no matter where we are in Nova Scotia.” She is “dedicated to collaborating and building partnerships to ensure our teams provide high quality care for all our patients, ensuring our present standards of care are at the forefront.” 
Jennifer, whose home base is at Aberdeen, is most enthusiastic about the learning opportunities to collaborate across the zone and the province in the emergency program of care.
When Jennifer isn’t working, she’s often spending time with her husband and her two daughters, both in high school. They can either be found on the “sports scene” throughout the year or enjoying one of their favourite summer pastimes – camping and enjoying some down time.